James Sunderland questions Veterans Minister about future vision of welfare services for veterans

Following the Government statement on the work that the Government are doing to ensure that our welfare services for veterans are fit for the future, James Sunderland questions the Minister about his vision for what comes after Veterans UK.

James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)

I thank the Minister for his statement. He will recall that last year the all-party parliamentary group on veterans did a survey on Veterans UK, and I hope that survey played a small part in the statement. What is his vision for what comes after Veterans UK?

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs (Johnny Mercer)

I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for all the work that he has championed over many years in the APPG, along with all its members. He has specifically focused on Veterans UK. The ambition is to make it far clearer and easier to navigate and understand the functions of Veterans UK, and simultaneously to improve outcomes. The quinquennial review into armed forces compensation, which will report by the end of the year, tied into the full response to the veterans’ welfare review and will go into detail about some of those issues.